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Film, Video A Bronx morning Alternate Title: Jay Leyda's a Bronx morning

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About this Item

Title

  • A Bronx morning

Other Title

  • Alternate Title: Jay Leyda's a Bronx morning

Summary

  • A Bronx morning is a portrait of a place and time, simultaneously a documentary, an avant-garde experiment, and an amateur film--although its compositional beauty and complex editing disguise that it is a 21-year old's first attempt at moviemaking. Architectural abstractions are only part of Leyda's portrait. The film soon naturalizes its abstractions into a vibrant vision of children's games and adult commerce on the summer streets of the Bronx, the New York borough northeast of Manhattan.

Names

  • Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988, filmmaker
  • Glenn Photo Supply (Firm) film distributor

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1931 : United States : Glenn Photo Supply presents.

Headings

  • -  Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  City and town life--New York (State)--New York

Genre

  • City symphonies (Motion pictures)
  • Experimental films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  According to the National Film Archive catalogue, part II, A Bronx morning was originally 35 mm and 1,065 ft.
  • -  Filmed in the Bronx, New York in the summer of 1931.
  • -  Summary from Scott Simon's film essay for A Bronx morning, from Treasures of the American archives DVD program notes.
  • -  Digital file available via Library of Congress WWW site https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs01917750
  • -  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
  • -  Sources used: Eagan, D. America's film legacy, 2010, p. 190-191; Internet movie database, May 20, 2021; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed May 20, 2021; Library of Congress WWW site, viewed May 20, 2021 (National Film Preservation Board, Film Registry, film essays); National Film Archive catalogue, part II: silent non-fiction films, 1895-1934, p. 145 viewed online May 20, 2021 via the Internet Archive.

Medium

  • 1 video file (digital) (12 min.) : si., b&w.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (approximately 430 ft.,) : si., b&w, 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAC 7575 (non-viewing print)

Source Collection

  • MacDonald (J. Fred and Leslie W.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021604036

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Leyda, Jay, Filmmaker, and Glenn Photo Supply Film Distributor. A Bronx morning. [United States: s.n., : United States: Glenn Photo Supply presents, 1931] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604036/.

APA citation style:

Leyda, J. & Glenn Photo Supply Film Distributor. (1931) A Bronx morning. [United States: s.n., : United States: Glenn Photo Supply presents] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021604036/.

MLA citation style:

Leyda, Jay, Filmmaker, and Glenn Photo Supply Film Distributor. A Bronx morning. [United States: s.n., : United States: Glenn Photo Supply presents, 1931] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021604036/>.